Type: Public event

The COVID-19 crisis: Effects on criminal violence and public security in Latin America

Sponsored by U-M's Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (LACS) and co-sponsored by the International Policy Center


Edgar Franco-Vivanco, Rebecca Hanson, Beatriz Magaloni, Eduardo Moncada, Sandra Ley

Date & Time

Nov 20, 2020, 1:00-3:00 pm EST


This is a Virtual Event.

Latin America is the region with the highest incidence of homicides per-capita in the globe. Whereas the region accounts for only 13 percent of the world's population, it reports around 40 percent of total homicides. In many areas, criminal groups contend the state for dominance as they cash in billions of dollars from the drug trade. The COVID health crisis has disrupted the drug market and the balance of power within criminal organizations.

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